Each of the 101 ideas includes a link to a blog post where I write about it in more detail. Click the blue link in the book to go straight to that blog post.
Here are some of the ideas in the book:
NUMBER 9 — Tweet for someone. What would happen if a character from a story tweeted about an event in the story? Download the Google Slides template and share it with your students to get started.
NUMBER 22 — Help students create “sketchnotes,” or visual notes. Many students process visual ideas better than text-based ones. Embrace that by encouraging visual notetaking, either on paper or with an app like Paper by FiftyThree.
NUMBER 29 — Write emoji poetry or an emoji response. Brevity is an important skill in writing. Instead of encouraging students to write to a minimum number of words, let’s try constraining them to fewer words — and turn them into emojis!
NUMBER 43 — Add a “C” to refresh old activities. Take your current activity as it is. Find one of the four C’s — creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Find a way to add it to your activity. You may be surprised at the new spin it puts on an activity you’ve done for a long time.
NUMBER 71 — Analyze student writing in a snap. Copy student writing into Hemingway App and it analyzes grade level, paragraph/sentence/word/character count, hard-to-read sentences and more.
NUMBER 82 — Write Google-infused research papers. Use this workflow to streamline writing a research paper. Thanks to Google and several of its tools, you do that academic work more effectively and efficiently.
NUMBER 91 — Pin important locations in an area being studied. Studying a certain location? Before digging into your content, have students do some preliminary Internet research and create a Google MyMap with their findings. They’ll be better prepared for your unit of study!
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